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Comment: Re:Insurance is Legalized Gambling (Score 1) 238

by Cro Magnon (#48860105) Attached to: Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

This is the opposite of true. NOT buying insurance is taking a gamble that an average or below-average amount of bad stuff will happen to you. Buying insurance puts a (more or less) fixed price on the cost of bad stuff happening to you. You could save money by taking the gamble... or possibly not. And most people don't have the cash reserves to assume that amount of risk.

Agreed. My mom has good health insurance, and for 79 years she paid far more than she got. She had a fall shortly before her 80th birthday, and if she hadn't had the insurance, that one incident would have wiped her out, and then some.

The unfacts, did we have them, are too imprecisely few to warrant our certitude.